What is a Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a procedure that moves the chin anteriorly creating a sharper and better defined jawline.
Short description of the procedure
Chin augmentation can be performed using fillers and the effect lasts 10-12 months.
It can also be done using silicone implants and the result will last for a lifetime. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. A hidden incision is made under the chin through which the silicone implant is introduced.
How long does the procedure last?
Fillers: 10 min
Implant 1-1.5 hours
What about the recovery?
For the silicone implants, patients will experience discomfort that can be relieved with medication. Two days after the surgery, you should expect bruising & swelling to be at its worst. Sutures are removed after 7 days.
Like any surgery, there are possible complications: hematoma, infection, scarring, asymmetries.